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49ers sign Cundiff to compete with Akers

49ers sign Cundiff to compete with Akers

49ers sign Cundiff to compete with Akers With the 15-year veteran in the midst of a near-season-long slump, the 49ers signed Billy Cundiff to compete with Akers in practice for the right to kick in the postseason. To make room for Cundiff on the 53-man …
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  • 49ers hope Jenkins grows up faster

    49ers hope Jenkins grows up faster

    sfgate.com Jan 1, 2013
    49ers hope Jenkins grows up faster Deep in an NFL regular season, coaches are fond of saying their first-year players are no longer rookies. After 16 regular-season games, the 49ers' first-round pick has compiled a stat line befitting an undrafted free …
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  • Rebuilding The Right Way

    Rebuilding The Right Way

    CNNSI.com Jan 1, 2013
    It's the day after Black Monday, and a third of the league is figuring out what direction to take. They'd be wise to follow the blueprint the Rams adopted in 2012, Peter King writes.
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  • Peter King: Rams started their rebuilding effort the right way …

    Peter King: Rams started their rebuilding effort the right way in 2012; mail

    CNNSI.com Jan 1, 2013
    On Black New Year's Day, as 11 NFL teams try to figure out what to do with either their organization, GM, coach, coaching staffs -- or all of them -- I bring you my Smart Team of the Year: the St. Louis Rams.
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  • 49ers waive Jacobs, the former Giant

    49ers waive Jacobs, the former Giant

    sfgate.com Jan 1, 2013
    49ers waive Jacobs, the former Giant Another team can claim the eight-year veteran, but Jacobs cannot play in the NFL again until the 2013 season. Jacobs was expected to be San Francisco's short-yardage back, but he was hurt in the preseason and never b…
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  • 49ers confirm auditions for new kicker

    49ers confirm auditions for new kicker

    sfgate.com Jan 1, 2013
    49ers confirm auditions for new kicker In the season's first two games, David Akers made an NFL-record-tying 63-yard field goal, was flawless on four other attempts and was hailed by Jim Harbaugh as the "greatest kicker in the history of our game.&…
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  • Peter King: Rams started their rebuilding effort the right way in 2012; ma…

    Jan 1
    On Black New Year's Day, as 11 NFL teams try to figure out what to do with either their organization, GM, coach, coaching staffs -- or all of them -- I bring you my Smart Team of the Year: the St. Louis Rams.
  • Jim Trotter: Seahawks defense short on marquee names, but not superstar pl…

    Jan 1
    There were 53 cornerbacks selected in the 2011 NFL draft, and Richard Sherman wasn't among the first 33 chosen. If you think that doesn't grate on him, then you don't know Sherman, who was taken in the fifth round by the Seattle Seahawks.